Corn Exchange


Freefall 2009. Photo by Rich Gilligan

Freefall 2009. Photo by Rich Gilligan

Founded by director Annie Ryan in 1995, the Corn Exchange has created a multi-award-winning repertoire, including radical re-imaginings like Tennessee Williams’ Streetcar, lauded adaptations like Joyce’s Dubliners and Eimear McBride’s astonishing novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing and much loved original works created in collaboration with writer Michael West including Dublin By Lamplight, Freefall, Man of Valour and most recently The Fall of the Second Republic in co-production with the Abbey Theatre.  

The work combines strong embodied ensemble practice with dynamic text and cutting-edge design and technology to create a highly imaginative, transformational theatre experience, described as ‘razor-sharp’ (Irish Times), ‘magnificent’ (Guardian), ‘tireless, passionate and exact’ (New York Times).

  • I continue to be uniquely challenged and stretched by Annie’s demand for detail and total application. 

    Derbhle Crotty. Actor and Ensemble Member